26 Nov Toronto’s top builders that dominate the condo market
Builder reputation and track record is the most important research you can do when buying pre-construction condos. Tarion’s website is a great source to see if there are any claims against the builder? How is the builder’s customer service? How did they complete their previous projects? what is their quality? Can you take a round of the neighbourhood with their previous project to get the vibe about the builder? what was there previous successful projects?
We’ve provided a great list of some of the top Toronto Condominium builders. Discover who’s building our city and their story.
Daniels – praised by buyers of all kinds, Daniels brings a flair to the condominium industry like no other, their projects stand out from a distance and have a classic elegant taste rarely seen. Over the past two decades, The Daniels Corporation has evolved into one of Canada’s foremost builder-developers, with a reputation for quality and integrity that has been reflected in the wide range of residential communities we have created over the years. Company founder and Chairman, CEO John Daniels has been a leader in the North American building industry for over 50 years. As Chairman of the Cadillac Fairview Development Corporation, John Daniels participated in the creation of such Toronto landmarks as the Eaton Centre and the Toronto-Dominion Centre. He was also a moving force behind the ‘New Town’ of Erin Mills, the largest master-planned community in North America, before founding The Daniels Corporation in 1982.
Tridel – the company that has given many homeowners smiles that last forever, Tridel always seems to come out on top year after year, with a large experienced staff overseeing multiple projects at a time. Tridel is deeply committed to building the highest quality condominiums possible and is proud to be the recipient of the 2007, 2008 and 2010 Builder of the Year Award from Tarion. Over the past seven decades, Tridel has worked hard to earn the reputation of Canada’s top builder of condominium communities and has built more than 65,500 homes.
Menkes – quite an understated builder but chooses to remain that way, the quality of the projects speaks for itself, a builder known to build high-end hotels and commercial buildings, Menkes is in a class of its own. A company founded over 50 years ago by Murray Menkes. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Businessman. He wanted his life storey to be about building single-family homes that delivered outstanding quality and lasting value. Before long, he was building not just beautiful homes but entire master planned communities. Today, Menkes continues to raise the standard for outstanding quality design and superior value as a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary real estate development company. Elegant family homes that exude character and charm; exclusive luxury condominiums with stunning amenities; and highly coveted office and industrial space, all set in prime locations.
Great Gulf – known for building fine quality homes, Great Gulf has quite a long list of condo projects that seem to dominate in location, style and quality. To live greatly is to aspire to high standards in all things. In our world – the world of building homes – that ideal is fulfilled through three core values that inform everything we do.
Empire – known for building spectacular condominiums and luxury homes, Empire is a very loyal builder and that goes a very long way in our fast-paced city. Empire has established a tradition of creating prestigious award-winning new homes, communities and amenities and has earned a reputation for outstanding attention to detail and customer service. The company has received the President’s Award from the Ontario New Home Warranty Program for Outstanding Service and Achievement, the Ontario Community of the Year Award for its Wyndfield Community in Brantford, Ontario, and most recently, the Green Builder of the Year Award from both the HHHBA and BILD.
Pinnacle – superior quality and experience pinnacle knows their way around a quality product that works. Pinnacle International is one of Canada’s leading builders of luxury condominium residences, hotels, and commercial developments. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pinnacle International has been involved in the development, design, construction and management of their projects for over three decades. Pinnacle’s portfolio includes landmark residences and hotels in Vancouver, such as The Pinnacle, Venus, Classico, The Ritz, The Sapphire, The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel, as well as their expansive development in North Vancouver – The Pier. Pinnacle is the developer of The Whistler Pinnacle Hotel in Whistler, The Pinnacle Museum Tower in San Diego, and in Toronto, Bellagio on Bloor and Pinnacle Centre, a downtown waterfront community with over 1,800 residences.
Lifetime – I like lifetime’s style, they seem to understand what tomorrows condo buyer will need and package it in an irresistible way.
Cityzen Group – Cityzen Group is a recognized builder of luxury residences in the Greater Toronto Area. They aim to create elegant urban lifestyle communities, featuring the most luxurious features and amenities. Award-winning design for absolute condos has fueled this developer to challenge many architectural designs.
Freed – This young company learned the ropes really fast, providing high-quality real estate products that transform surrounding neighbourhoods. Peter Freed is re-imagining the city with his own brand of design-based development, constantly driven by what he calls an “obsession” with each and every detail of the design and building process, literally from the ground up. He’s crafted a community of design-centric buildings, each with their own unique attitude. He’s turned Freed into a vertically and horizontally integrated progressive lifestyle company.
The list should give you a good idea where to start, you can always browse the site for more popular developers. Some of the other developers which we like to talk about in future are.
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